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Encounter the perennial truths of the faith as they are applied to questions of culture and various professions and academic disciplines. While the faith is changeless, it is also remarkably flexible, speaking to unique challenges from one generation to the next.
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Resolution for a New Year

It is time to take stock, assessing the year that has passed and re-focusing the mind and spirit for what is to come, preparing to see all things through Christian eyes.
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First Principles

Prime Matters is interested in investigating the assumed first principles that undergird the Christian vision of the world, as well as those from which other views of reality around us arise.
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The Intellectual Life

The New Testament makes clear that the mind is the key area of battle and conversion, and the key task of the Catholic university is to initiate students into the Catholic imaginative vision.
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Commentary

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The Purpose of a University Chaplain

The university chaplain is not primarily a counselor, a friend, or a mascot; rather, he serves as the unworthy yet unifying presence of Christ on campus.
Rev. Dominic Bouck
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Vocation and the Purpose of Our Lives

Each human life is unique and unrepeatable, possessing a meaning and vocation meant only for you: a vocation is a calling from God with our name on it.
Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput
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In Defense of Christian Art

Christian art is defined by two distinctive qualities: the unique doctrine of the Incarnation permeating a work, and the purpose and function of art in the life of the Christian viewer.
Dr. Elizabeth Lev
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Q&A

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Friendship and the University (and the Ocean)

Dr. Peter Kreeft and Msgr. James P. Shea discussed Catholic higher education, the importance of friendship within that project, and Dr. Kreeft's life and work.
Dr. Peter Kreeft
Msgr. James P. Shea
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Schola et Labora

Dr. Michael J. Naughton and Msgr. James P. Shea discussed the importance of leisure for human flourishing and its relationship with work, as well as Dr. Naughton's book on this subject.
Dr. Michael J. Naughton
Msgr. James P. Shea
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The Vision of a University

Msgr. James P. Shea discussed his vision for Catholic higher education and the importance of forming students' imaginative visions within that project.
Msgr. James P. Shea
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Inundated with Information

Weekly learning with the Weekly Update

Encounter a summary of the week's events presented through the Catholic imaginative vision and receive insights into upcoming Mass readings.